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EvilPikamanX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a single image caused thousands of wars
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sonicamiibo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
top 10 pictures taken before disaster 
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mrlordsaif2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
do faggots need to start arguements just cause garnet isnt black or something its fucking stupid
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oneofunluckyness Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!
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oliveutah8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if it’s old,this is still an amazing piece of artwork 
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Student General Artist
I think it looks beautiful.
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LumberHyjack Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Why do people complain about people changing skin colour from black to white, but when it's white to black their an art master? (TUMBLR)
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ghsjAAAAA Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
curvy amethyst screams fuck tumblr. lol thank you dude :)
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cherringo-sama Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is cute! Besides Garnet seems to have light being reflected on her so it isn't a very big deal.
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williamtorch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Interface Designer
One of your best works yet!
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2017
alright I know this may be old and that the artist has already apologized for it on Tumblr but I'm just here to Simply debunk the points that many people who are defending this has made.

"Garnet isn't even black she's not even human"

Garnet may not be black because she is technically not a human but her design was made to look like a black woman. She has dark skin like a black woman, she has full lips like a black woman, and she has afro textured hair like a black woman. To change a design that was specifically meant to resemble a black woman to something European is whitewashing. 

"it's just the lighting, her skin isn't really white"
Here's why I find this point to be ridiculous
Garnet is dark skinned red. As you can see in Steven Universe it's pretty clear that her skin isn't very light. Realistically someone who is as dark as Garnet would not turn this bright and they were in a bright place. Here is a screenshot from the show of Garnet in a very bright place: 
vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/st…

( in that screenshot  one part of her is shaded and the other part of her shows a bright light just like this drawing here. Just by the screenshot you can tell that if Garnet was in a bright Place her skin would still be a dark red color)

another reason why it wouldn't make any sense is that in the drawing you can clearly see that there are shades surrounding her wrists and some parts of her face. If this was simply just lighting adding shade to those places wouldn't make any sense. Not only that but if this was really just a lighting wouldn't the shades be more similar to her natural skin color, dark brownish-red? The artist who made this page clearly shaded Garnet this way to show that this is her natural skin tone.

her hair just doesn't look afro texture because it's just their Style

I find this point to be extremely dumb because the artist has already drawn Garnet with her afro textured hair it couldn't possibly be "just a style"

"they aren't white washing they're just racebending"
 alright fair point,  but if that were the case then why did they only "race Bend" Garnet a, character that was specifically meant to look like a black woman. Why is it that all the characters who are closely looking to European are left the same but a character who looks African is raced Bend into looking more European? Don't you find it suspicious that the one time there is a black character it's turned into something completely different and masked as "race bending"

"they probably just made her skin look a lot more brighter because it went well with the color scheme"

 this point and itself is very colorist because it implies that anyone who is dark-skinned can't go well with color schemes like this. Garnet is dark brownish red if the artist here was able to paint in her suit which is very similar to her skin tone why weren't they able to do the same with their skin?
 anything could go well with a color scheme if you change it a bit more similar looking to the atmosphere that you want whether it be dark skin or light skin.

"it's their art every artist has their own interpretation of what a character looks like to them"

 if an artist interprets every character that was specifically meant to look black as European then there may be a problem. Light skin and straight hair are completely different from afro textured hair and dark skin, how does one confuses these two to the point of mistaking it for something completely different.

In my opinion I do see this drawing as white washing. I think this drawing is extremely well drawn and the style is lovely and I'm pretty sure the artist has improved from this mistake but Garnet is clearly white-washed here.

Does the artist deserve to be attacked and hate on for this
Absolutely not! I'm pretty sure the artist didn't purposely want anyone to see this as them whitewashing. Every artist can improve from their mistakes. 

do they deserve criticism constructively
 absolutely I think it's great for an artist to move on from their mistakes to improve.

I may be seen as an sjw but this is simply my opinion and if you disagree with me on anything make sure to ask me questions because I would love to see what anyone has to say.

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Just to prove the whole color scheme point is dumb in this drawing Garnet upper arms are brown skin this goes to show that brown skin does very well this color scheme.
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Lucyann-san Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely stated.
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Krontriolle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
If you're black, then I hope you know this is why everyone makes fun of black Tumblr Users. You guys are always drawing "lmao yuuus woke" art that's ethnical, but criticize others for coloring black people in shades they could confuse as tans. Espeically you. Your art is adorable and good, but everything is "lmao woke babies yuuuus ayyy", and everyone looks like they're that "one white/Asian kid who's hood", or an exaggeration of the "femme and butch" scale. This is why we get made fun of with the "we wuz kangs n shiet"- some of us, like you, believe that every country is Brookyln, or Boston.
(PS she's a rock)
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
So what? Black people barely being in Japan or not has nothing to do with white washing a black coded character. Your country does not excuse you whitewashing a character at all. If you know how a black person looks then draw them exactly that way.

Secondly if Japanese people are ignorant to the racism of whitewashing who said that we cannot criticize them? If someone is doing something wrong then it is our job to call them out for it rather than letting it go on.

Lastly you didn't even responded to most of the points that I had against this whitewashed drawing of garnet. All you did was gather a bunch of stereotypes of the left wing judged me based off of them. 
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Krontriolle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
1) Color theory. Some artists color in dull, or very pale ways, so the darker skins would be paleish. Ex: www.deviantart.com/ixjackiexx/…
This artist draws Marina paler, but they draw Asians and Asians EXTREMELY pale, so while that color for Marina might be considered a tan or West Asian/Hispanic for other art styles, it is black in this style, due to the baldness Caucasian and Asian skin is drawn.
www.deviantart.com/minacream/a…
This artist, howeber" colors in Marina with a much more accurate skin tone" and her skin is nowhere near bold. This artist, contrastingly to the first artist, draws Causcians and Asians with a beige, slightly tanned tone. The coloring of the second artist wouldn't fit the first artist's, due to the lack of paleness, while the first artist's coloring is too dull for the second artist- in fact, the coloring of Marina in the first pic is a shade that the second artist uses for Hispanics. This artist draws backgrounds and clothing boldly and brightly, but the skin colors tend to be very pale. Therefore, this artist colored the skin for Garnet in a color that, while too light for others, since that's how others would draw a tan, would be significantly a color change for this Japanese artist.

2) This is not whitewashing. It's a different shade of Garnet's reddish brown tone, and, due to the lightning, ofc her skin would appear brighter. Your skin doesn't get darker around white light. For ex, Amara La Metra. She is a darksinned Afro-Dominican, but, when modeling in areas with white light, she appears to be lighter. Lightning and color theory. I mean no disrespect, but, looking at your age, I doubt you've taken Art Classes (Outside of mandatory school classes) that have covered this. The reason why people came at you is because you, like most artists lately, do not understand color theories, and that not everyone is in a diverse area. Japan is not like America, where you see all shades of blacks. The fact that Garnet is a gem, and not human, also accounts for this.

3) I thought I did. Huh. Sorry about that.
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2018
1) the difference between this whitewashed drawing of garnet and the piece that you showed me is that the artist that you showed me colors pastel. Basically everything in that drawing seems to be more pastel and lighter. However this is completely different from the drawing where Garnet is white washed because this artist does not draw characters pastel they predominantly use solid neon colors. Secondly not only did this artist brightened the skin tone of garnet but they made her hair straight. So this was clearly meant to make garnet look European.

There's a difference between drawing characters in a pastel color scheme and completely white washing them. Sadly this was not the case for this artist because the only pastel thing that they made about Garnet was her skin tone while everything else is solid colors.

2. Secondly this is not how lightning works. If you read my original comment I clearly debunked the argument about lighting. Garnet is dark-skinned, the last time I checked dark-skinned people do not turn pale as soon as they enter the light. How the artist shaded garnet was meant to indicate that her natural skin tone is light skin. Though dark skin people do appear to be brighter in the light but not bright enough to the point where they turn almost pale.

"I mean no disrespect, but, looking at your age, I doubt you've taken Art Classes"

Reading a statment as stupid as that made my head hurt. so apparently 14 year olds cannot take art classes??? That is by far the most absurd and condescending statement I've heard. Secondly you don't need to take art classes just to be good at art, there's a thing called "self teaching". The fact that you assume that goes to show your lack of knowledge on art. Lastly, judging by how your art looks I don't think you have the room to talk when it pretty clear that you lack a lot of artistic skills more than me.  as someone who is experienced with shading and has drawn many dark skin characters you lack a lot of knowledge when it comes to skin tone and shading.

"The fact that Garnet is a gem, and not human, also accounts for this"

 I really try my best not to sound rude when it comes to discussions such as this however this is the last time I'm going to tell someone to read my original comment.  If you read my original comment you would not need to make a statement like that because I already responded to that argument of garnet not being human. it does not matter whether garnet is a human or not she was clearly designed to have the phenotype of a black woman.  If you change something that was clearly meant to emulate a black woman to something European like then yes, that's white washing..
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:iconkrontriolle:
Krontriolle Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
1) ok I'll give you points on the hair. I couldn't defend the artist on that. But the skin tone.
Many Asian ethnicities process people with tans similar to Garnet. Adding the fact that the artist most likely hasn't had an actual IRL contact with a black or Hispanic person, they'd most likely confuse her skin for a tan. Looking at this artist's skin tone for whites and Asians, there is a huge difference in tone. To be fair, not everyone draws darker skin the same. Some draw Garner darker than she is, and some draw her lighter, depending on how they do shades for darker skins. There are many artists who draw Garnet in a lighter tone, but it is significantly different from their whiter tones. This artist specifically draws her in a reddish tone, due to her red color scheme. Looking at their art for Hispanics, they're also drawn in significant different coloring.

2) My traditional art are usually lazy, 5 minute doodles. I only draw sketches or doodles, though for my Digital art I do suck ass and you're right on your digital art being way superior.

3) People tend to design character designs in their own styles. There is no rule that you have to use the specific colors of a character. One dark skinned red might be made in a very dark skinned red, and another might make her lighter. This is done with many characters.
The pic above depicts her light due to lightning.

This pic tho:
www.deviantart.com/gashi-gashi…
Shows her as a tanned red in yellow rays. Therefore, this means that she is bright because of the artist's lightning in white areas. This artist is not whitewashing, their light theory coloring is just a tad too bright.


The reason why people are defending this artist is because Tumblr basically bullied them into apologised, just like with Zamii, and how they basically staked Mogeko for drawing a bondage pic between their own characters to the point where the middle example attempted suicide, and the last one quit Tumblr and asked YouTubers not to record anymore of their games.
Although, you have not done any harassment, and yours is one of the few constructive, factual reasons, so I apologized for my shotty, disrespectful terms in my original comment, which had nothing but insults.
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
Okay, I just came back on this site to repply to this, and though you have apologized for a few things I still have a few things to point out that is wrong with your argument.

1. First off, you don't need to be in contact with black people just to know what shade we have. Japanese people have a history of doing blackface and specifically color their skin dark brown, the color that is similar to Garnet. Japanese people have even shown blackface in their anime and color there racist caricatures dark skin, the one that is similar to Garnet. This and itself already confirms that Japanese people know how our skin color looks and are fully aware of it. Japanese people may have their own picture of how dark skin looks but it's pretty clear they know what type of dark skinned black people usually have. People who draw garnet a little lighter and sometimes a little darker however they will look extremely close to the actual color of garnet. Sadly this piece is nowhere close to Garnet natural skin tone.

2. The picture that the artist drew of garnet jogging does not completely debunked the fact that this whitewashed picture of garnet is not lighting. If you look closely at the picture that you linked me the little Sparks of lights that she has on her body is not a tan yellow color but rather a bright red color. This color is nowhere close to the skin tone that this artist had in this white washed piece. The only difference between that drawing and this one is that one is white washed while one isn't.
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Krontriolle Featured By Owner 3 days ago
1)That's very true. It's ignorant on my part to say it as if the Japanese are barricaded from the world.
2)The thing about this artist's coloring...they drew a pic of Garner young, and her www.deviantart.com/gashi-gashi… skin tone here looks darker than the one we're currently discussing. The artist might've used this skin color, and made it incorrectly via lighting. Strangely enough, they draw Marina dark. IMO, it's half white washing, and half incorrect light reflective shading/coloring.
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Krontriolle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
As a black person, I'd just like to say this- it's a fucking artwork. Most black people, ignoring Tumblr, don't give a fuck. The artist is Japanese, so tanning in Japan is similar to Garnet's color, and, also, black people are barely in Japan. It's not New York in there, Goddamn it. 
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mrszarbon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't expect my self to want to reply to this, but I did. I appreciate everything you said and how civil you were about it- if you look at the sides, where the shading is, it does, in fact, return to normal color, then a darker, shaded color, in a gradient. That screenshot's color looked about the same shade as the middle color, leading me to believe that the light shining on Garnet is brighter than the light in the screenshot. The light in the screenshot is off to the side, not hitting her directly, so she's caught in the penumbre, let's call it. (I know that's a term for shadow but I can't remember what the term for light is.) Because in this picture, the light seems to be shining directly in her face, it's going to be a tad brighter than in the screenshot. Now, I'm not sure about anything the author said, but that's my take... Whaddaya think?
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Wow, I can't believe I didn't see this message.
It's been a pretty long time since I've been on the site.
I'll admit you had a few good points but I have some things to point out: 

Shading is a very complicated thing about art and it is extremely hard to explain in words so if this sounds a little confusing I'll try to demonstrate in drawing if I have the chance to so you can see exactly what I mean when I say that the shading of garnet in this drawing clearly indicates that she's light-skinned.

Here's more proof that this was not lighting that made her appear light-skinned but rather the actions of the original artist to color her that way:
Textgram 1530451733 by AmiAmii

 At the time I can't upload any screenshots of garnet in lighting similar to this art piece ( because of many uploading errors ) But i will when I get the chance to prove that garnet's skin tone is still red-brownish even in lighting.
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AlduinGijinka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Student General Artist
Lol faggot
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Cool thanks.
 but if you have nothing to add on to this besides insults that sounds like they were made by a nine-year-old I suggest that you don't respond at all.
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awesomehero43 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
How dumb can you fucking go?
Do you realize that she’s in reality just a fucking Rock that doesn’t even have a gender in first place just resembles humans-
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
 how dumb enough do you have to be to not know that I already responded to that? Do you read or are you just acting stupid on purpose?
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awesomehero43 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
no you are a fucking  idiot for trying to put fucking race because if you fuking know its a fucking fusion and does any of them has that race scheme ? fuking no.  now  lets look at  OTHER RO C K S peridot looks like having  triangle like hair shape and is green does that make her somewhat tree ? fucking no! TH EY ARE FUCKING ROCK  YYOU CAN MAKE FUCKİNG A HYBRID HUMAN OR  YELLOW WHITE BLACK IT DOESNT FUCKING MATTER BECAUSE IN THE END THEY ARE FUKING ROCKS.
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Wow, not only does it look like you're too stupid to read my previous comment where I already responded to that but it also looks like you're too much of an immature cunt to reconsider reading my previous comment where it goes into detail of that. I am not repeating myself again. Either you read my previous comment or continue to make yourself look like a complete clueless idiot. If you respond to this comment and it looks like you have not read my first comment or add anything new to what I've said I'm no longer going to reply with someone as brainess as you. Goodbye and learn how to read~
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awesomehero43 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
 ı read except i started lose brain cells after  you started to put race.
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Inkybubbles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
I started losing brain cells when you decided to comment. 
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awesomehero43 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
ı started to lose brain cells when i read your  stupid attempt to roast me
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retroxknight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I agree with everything stated in your comment, but the only thing I raise you is... Some black people just have straight hair. I'm black and I got straight hair. But anyway, everything else was on point. 
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Yes but naturally the most of us have afro textured hair.
Plus garnet was shown to have natural afro hair, that's why I brought it up.
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artbyeevee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
It's possible they drew it using assets from the old SU designs.
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AmiAmii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
 I get that, which is why I don't have the biggest problem when it comes to people drawing Garnet with straight hair. But if they were drawing Garnet in her old design and then why did they leave Pearl and Amethyst in their normal designs and change Garnet only? Not only that but Garnet pilot design didn't look white.
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retroxknight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
True, but I just think it's alright for him to want to interpret her hair as straight. Especially when it just looks like a fluffy cube in the actual show.
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PaperDragxn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art style! It's so rare to see an anime style that is actually unique. Keep making amazing art and don't listen to the ridiculous Tumblr bullshit ^^
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BlackBloodyBat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student Photographer
I like how they all have boobs then pearl is just there like Pearl Emote 43  btw this is not meant to be mean its how I see them all as well XD
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LollipopAkira Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! ouo

Also, don't listen to the mean comments n.n
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Skittles69420 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amythest them titties
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Vaudevile Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Beautiful! Is nice that garnet doesn't look black like in every other SU fanart, because she's not c:
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LightningBolt13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Student Filmographer
what kind of dumbass comment
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SerpentsTemptations Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Student General Artist
My only critique at the moment is that the Gem on Garnet's left hand (Ruby) has a triangle facet, instead of a square facet, but other than that, it's really good.
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Misty15ARTS97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Despite how much those dumbass SJWs complained about this piece, it still looks really dazzling IMO.
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Corrinethegirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Gashi-Gashi, I'm glad you put this up again. I absolutely love the way you designed the Crystal Gems. <3
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blo-deewedd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I love the rainbow in Garnet's hair
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Hibiscus-Lime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Actually one of my fave SU fanarts ever.
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Cleveland002 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You should draw the New Crystal Gems... i mean... the Regenerated ones...
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Steven Universe going anime.
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